Nothing thrills me more than to mix two forms of arts modalities, whether it is painting and spontaneous dance movements or of course writing a poem and sketching spontaneously. And Sofitel Dubai Downtown in conjunction with DrawDeck offered me just the opportunity, to paint a bottle of grape and write our own message in a bottle, alongside the other brave souls.
The best part of the whole experience is I was so absorbed in the act of painting that I just forgot everything around me, except for the music which was rather staccato, which encouraged me to do a blend of stippling and cross hatching on the bottle that had been painted white. I had NO idea what I was drawing, but like a man that draws his woman into a beautiful tango or a rhumba, the music led me. As they say Rhythm is going to get you and that’s what happened (to read how the Rhythm got hold me on a totally different occasion, read a blog story called Zero Point).
Now, I didn’t know that there was going to be a competition for the best bottle, as voted by the public. I was the 1st runner up, but as I say, I did it for fun!
And the message that I wrote and stuck into my bottle was:
“Why, you ask?
I, Dubai, my, my…
Look @ the sky! Oh, What a high.
That’s why I choose Dubai.”